What Can I Drop off at the Berkeley Recycling Center?

What Can I Drop off at the Berkeley Recycling Center?
If you are a Berkeley Resident, you wheel out your recycling carts to the curb each week where it is collected for processing by the Ecology Center or the City of Berkeley. Our trucks transport and empty your recycling at the Community Conservation Center’s (CCC) Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) at Second and Gilman St. where… Read more »

Berkeley Mayor and City Council Recognize Ecology Center’s 50 Years of Community Leadership and Service

Berkeley Mayor and City Council Recognize Ecology Center's 50 Years of Community Leadership and Service
September 22, 2020 was a proud day for the Ecology Center, when the Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín and the City Council recognized “The Ecology Center’s 50 Years of Community Leadership and Service.” Ecology Center’s Executive Director Martin Bourque accepted the recognition in an online ceremony that was both heartwarming and inspiring for staff and community… Read more »

Youth Environmental Academy Announces Farm Box Pilot Program

Youth Environmental Academy Announces Farm Box Pilot Program
As the year transitions from summer to fall and into winter, COVID-19 remains in our communities, requiring changes in many areas of our lives. Here at the Ecology Center, we too are embracing change as we make adjustments to ensure that our community continues to receive essential services rooted in sustainability, health, and justice. To… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight at the Berkeley Farmers’ Market

Volunteer Spotlight at the Berkeley Farmers' Market
Esther Mullen joined the Berkeley Farmers’ Market team as a volunteer in mid-June 2020 and has since donated over 70 hours of her time volunteering at all three of our markets! You may have seen her joyfully greeting customers at market entrances, helping ensure customer safety with crowd counts and line management, or highlighting our… Read more »

Plastic’s Influence On Our Air

Plastic's Influence On Our Air
When we hear about plastic pollution, many of us might picture wildlife suffocating on our single-use plastic straws and the six-pack rings we “dispose” of. For others, they might picture the single-use water bottles that collect on our neighborhood sidewalks. These images depict the immense destruction and pollution of our environment. It is important to… Read more »